Monday, January 14, 2008

Seton Hall University sponsors a very interesting set of talks

If you live in the New Jersey/New York area, you could get to these lectures.
How have different authors depicted Catholic life in their literature?

Seton Hall University will explore this question through “Saints and Sleuths II: Catholic Life in Literature.” The event, which spans two weekends in January, will feature dramatic readings of four literary works, along with commentary on each. Free and open to the public, it will be held at Theatre-in-the-Round in the Bishop Dougherty University Center. For more information, please call (973) 275-2431.

The event will include the following programs:

* January 18, 8 p.m. – Dramatic reading of The Chesterbelloc, by James P. McGlone. Commentary by Dr. John McCarthy.
* January 19, 8 p.m. – Dramatic reading of The Fallen Idols of Father Brown, adapted by John Dandona. Commentary by Reverend Ian Boyd, C.S.B., and Dr. Dermot Quinn.
* January 20, 2 p.m. – Dramatic reading of Newman’s The Parting of Friends, arranged by James P. McGlone. Commentary by Monsignor Thomas Ivory and Monsignor Richard Liddy.
* January 25, 8 p.m. – Dramatic reading of Canon Sheehan’s My New Curate, adapted by John Dandola. Commentary by Dr. Dermot Quinn and Monsignor Robert Emery.
* January 26, 8 p.m. – Repeat performance of My New Curate. Commentary by Monsignor Brendan Madden and Monsignor Kevin Flanigan.

“Saints and Sleuths II: Catholic Life in Literature” is sponsored by Seton Hall University’s Center for Vocation and Servant Leadership, G.K. Chesterton Institute for Faith & Culture, Center for Catholic Studies and Celtic Theatre Company.

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